How to extract .deb or .rpm in Linux

The best and the easier way to extract .deb files to Linux is to download
the alien binary package and convert the .deb file to rpm and make your life
easier.

  1. download
  2. tar -zxvf alien_8.66.tar.gz
  3. su root
  4. perl MakeIfile.pl
  5. make
  6. make install
  7. alien -r file.deb (extract the .deb file to rpm file)
  8. rpm -i file.rpm (install the rpm file nice and easy)
  9. or vice versa
  10. alien -k file.rpm (extract the .rpm file to .deb file)
  11. dpkg-deb -x file.deb (install the deb file nice and easy)

Enjoy!!!